Dissertations - Theses

Ongoing and completed Dissertations and PhD Theses in our lab:

Completed Ph.D. projects

Maria Eirini Terzenidou, 2017, PhD thesis title: “Studying the pathogenic role of the mitochondrial carrier SLC25 in a genetic model of neurological disease in mice”. Department of Agricultural Biotechnology, Agricultural University of Athens. Supervisor Professor: E Douni.

Niti Alexandra, 2015, PhD thesis title: “Studying the pathogenic role of RANKL in animal models”. Medical School, University of Athens. Supervisor Professor: M Koutsilieris

Ioakeimidis Fotios, 2014, PhD thesis title: “Studying the pathogenic mechanisms in a novel autosomal recessive neuromuscular mouse model using phenotypic, genetic and molecular analyses». Department of Biology, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. Supervisor Professor: A Lazou. 

Vagelis Rinotas, 2014, PhD thesis title: "Study of RANKL-mediated pathogenic mechanisms in animal models and new therapeutic approaches». Department of Biotechnology, Agricultural University of Athens. Supervisor Professor: E Douni 

Ongoing Ph.D. projects

Vassiliki-Iris Perivolidi, PhD thesis title "Studying pathophysiological mechanisms in modeled SLC25A46-mediated neurological disease in mice through Molecular Genetics and Proteomic approaches". Department of Biotechnology, Agricultural University of Athens (from  2018).  Supervisor Professor: E Douni.

Anthi Kolokotroni, PhD thesis title: «Study of the pathophysiological role of RANKL protein in the mammary gland of transgenic mice». Department of Biotechnology, Agricultural University of Athens (from 2017).  Supervisor Professor: E Douni.

Foteini Violitzi, PhD thesis title: «Study of the pathophysiological role of DnaJC11 gene in a mouse model of neuromuscular disease» Department of Agricultural Biotechnology, Agricultural University of Athens (from 2014). Supervisor Professor: E Douni

Maria Papadaki, PhD thesis title: «Studying the role of RANKL in osteoimmune interactions using transgenic mouse models of bone resorption». Department of Agricultural Biotechnology, Agricultural University of Athens (from 2013). Supervisor Professor: E Douni

Completed MSc Dissertations

Ippokratis Lygizos, 2018, MSc Dissertation, title: "Study of SLC25A46 deletion in the mouse nervous system". Department of Biotechnology, Agricultural University of Athens.

Eirini Gialitaki, 2015, «Identification of polymorphisms in the DNAJC11 gene in ALS patients». Department of Biotechnology, Agricultural University of Athens. 

Toshimi Kano, 2013, MSc Dissertation, title: «Molecular and Genetic analysis of the Slc25 gene in transgenic mice». Department of Biotechnology, Agricultural University of Athens. 

Foteini Violitzi, 2013, MSc Dissertation, title: «Evaluation of novel RANKL inhibitors in cellular assays for the identification of novel therapeutics in osteoporosis». Department of Biotechnology, Agricultural University of Athens. 

Niti Alexandra, 2010, MSc Dissertation, title: “Studying the overxpression of RANKL in transgenic mice: Generation of a novel model for osteoporosis?”. Medical School, University of Athens.

Karakostas Alexandros, 2010, MSc Dissertation, title: “Detailed genetic analysis in mouse chromosome 18 for the identification of a novel pathogenic target causing lethal neurological phenotype”. Department of Agricultural Biotechnology, Agricultural University of Athens.

Completed BSc Projects

Efthimios Tzortzis, 2019, Final year dissertation, title: "Study of bone marrow adipogenesis mechanisms in the transgenic osteoporosis model Τg5519". Department of Biotechnology, Agricultural University of Athens. 

Panagiota Siatra, 2018, Final year dissertation, title: "Study of bone marrow adipogenesis formation in the transgenic osteoporosis model Τg5516. Department of Biotechnology, Agricultural University of Athens. 

Emmanouil Siniorakis, 2018, Final year dissertation, title: "Study of bone marrow adipogenesis in transgenic models of osteoporosis". Department of Biotechnology, Agricultural University of Athens.

Antigone Kontou, 2017, Final year dissertation, title: : "Differentiation potential of mesenchymal stromal cells in TgRANKL mouse models of osteoporosis". Department of Biosciences and Biotechnology, University of Camerino, Italy.

Vassilios Bakogiannis, 2017, Final year dissertation, title: "Effect of Tumor Necrosis Factor (TNF) deletion in ΤgRANKL transgenic models of osteoporosis". Department of Biotechnology, Agricultural University of Athens. 

Vassiliki-Iris Perivolidi, 2017, Final year dissertation, title: "Detection of DNAJC11 protein interactions in  transgenic  DNAJC11-FLAG mice". Department of Biotechnology, Agricultural University of Athens.

Cristina Fracassi, 2016, Final year dissertation, title: "Approaches for analysis of Bone Marrow Adiposity in a mouse model of osteoporosis". Department of Biosciences and Biotechnology, University of Camerino, Italy.

Theodora Manolakou, 2016, «Knocking out DnaJC11 gene in a cell line through CRISPR/CAS9». Department of Biotechnology, Agricultural University of Athens.

Anastasia Rigou, 2016, «Characterization of DnaJC11-FLAG transgenic mice». Department of Biotechnology, Agricultural University of Athens.

Niki Chalkidi, 2015, Final year dissertation, title: «Evaluation of small molecules inhibitors of RANKL in cellular assays». Department of Biotechnology, Agricultural University of Athens.

Marios-Evangelos Boyongo, 2014, Final year dissertation, title: «Study of the interactions of DNAJC11 protein with other proteins». Department of Biotechnology, Agricultural University of Athens. 

Toshimi Kano, 2012, Final year dissertation, title: “Study of the expression of the SLC25 gene in a mouse model of recessive neurological disease”. Department of Agricultural Biotechnology, Agricultural University of Athens.

Foteini Violitzi, 2012, Final year dissertation, title: «Inhibition of trimer formation in BAFF through site-directed mutagenesis». Department of Agricultural Biotechnology, Agricultural University of Athens. 

Ioakeimidis Fotios, 2008, Final year dissertation, title: “Studying the role of the cytoplasmic region of TNF in transgenic mice”. Department of Agricultural Biotechnology, Agricultural University of Athens.

Karakostas Alexandros, 2008, Final year dissertation, title: “Genetic analysis of a novel model of ataxia”. Department of Agricultural Biotechnology, Agricultural University of Athens.

Mermelekas George, 2005, Final year dissertation, title: “Genetic analysis of animal models of human diseases using polymorphic markers”. Department of Biological applications, University of Ioannina.

 

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